Tamara writes in with a good problem - unidentified (but interesting-looking!) liquor. She says:
My sister just moved and I inherited some odd liquors from her that she didn't feel like trucking across the country. One is a bottle of Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy, this one is cherry). At my Hungarian aunt's house I've always sipped this cold and straight, but I'm sure it could be the basis of some sort of delicious cocktail.
The other stumps me more. It's a Spanish anise-flavored liquor called Anis del Mono with a scary-looking monkey on the label. I have never heard of this before and am at a loss as to what to do with it. The only anise liquor I've had before is pastis, but this doesn't seem to be so pastis-y. Ideas?